Alaska Silver Salmon Fishing Best months: July & August
Coho salmon, also known as silvers, are one of the favorites on the Nushagak River. We are typically the only lodge open during this time of year on The Nush so we practically have the whole river to ourselves. It’s mostly our fleet and a few locals and fly-in anglers so we typically have our choice of several productive spots.
Silver salmon hit hard, rip line, and put on a memora le acrobatic show until you tire them out long enough to get them in the boat or to the bank. Silver salmon action on the Nushagak can be absolutely incredible, especially when fresh schools enter the system during peak season in early to mid August.
The current Alaska Department of Fish and Game limit is 5 coho salmon per person per day on the Nushagak River and guests regularly take home a full fish box. Silver salmon fishing methods that we employ on the Nushagak River include drifting flies, casting spinners, bouncing eggs or trolling plugs. Silver salmon on the Nushagak average 8- to 12 pounds. 13 to 15 pounds is a BIG silver on The Nush.
Some anglers find king salmon fishing to be their favorite, but others agree their preference is silvers. The best silver fishing traditionally occurs later in the season. Check out this story to learn more about fishing silvers with us.